Over 3,000 flu-infected chickens sent to Kaohsiung rendering plant

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/15
By: Wang Shwu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu

Kaohsiung, Feb. 15 (CNA) Kaohsiung City on Wednesday issued an order for 3,033 flu-infected chicken carcasses from a farm in Yunlin County to be sent to a rendering plant.

The batch of chickens had been sent from a farm in the central Taiwan county to a slaughtering facility in Kaohsiung but several of them began dying before they could be slaughtered, which led to suspicions that they were infected with bird flu, said Hsu Jung-bin (徐榮彬), head of the Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office.

Tests on the carcasses confirmed Wednesday that the chickens had died of avian flu, which has hit several poultry farms in Yunlin and other areas of Taiwan, Hsu said.

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